Integrating ESG Factors in Infrastructure Investment

Integrating ESG Factors in Infrastructure Investmentco-hosted with World Wildlife Fund03jul9:00 am1:00 pmEDHEC Asia PacificEvent Type Seminars,The infraMetrics® Masterclass

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We cordially invite you to a Masterclass on July 3rd 2019 co-hosted by WWF and EDHECinfra exploring the current landscape of ESG integration in infrastructure finance and how financial institutions can distinguish and make better use of existing ESG metrics and tools. Through a mix of expert input and interactive sessions we hope to showcase current practices for integrating ESG criteria into investment decisions and to identify barriers to further integration of ESG in the infrastructure sector.

8.00am – 9.00am          Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9.00am – 09.15am        Welcome by EDHECinfra and WWF Singapore


Frédéric Blanc-Brude, Director, EDHECinfra

Jeanne Stempe, Head Asia Sustainable Finance, WWF Singapore

9.15am – 9.30am          Opening Remarks

Welcome and introduction to infrastructure market trends in ASEAN and Infrastructure Asia, including the importance of early stage project planning and connecting the right partners.

Keynote Speaker: Jacqueline Loh, MAS (tbc)

9.30am – 10.30am        Interactive session on current practice and challenges in ESG risk management in infrastructure.

 Participants will take part in an interactive game by team during which they will be asked to manage their capital and ESG risk and face of changing odds.

10.30am – 10.45am      Coffee and networking  

10.45am – 11.15am      ESG Reporting and Financial Performance: The Case of Infrastructure

The relationship between the impact of certain companies’ activities on their social and natural environment on the one hand, and their ability to deliver a certain level of financial performance on the other, is now a central question in the debate around responsible investment. Overview of EDHEC’s recent research investigating the role of ESG reporting in relation to the financial performance of infrastructure companies.

Speaker: Tim Whittaker and Silvia Garcia, EDHEC Infrastructure Institute


11.15am – 11.45am      Existing tools and frameworks for ESG integration

An overview of tools available to support investors and other actors in evaluating and quantifying ESG criteria and incorporating them into the infrastructure development and investment process. Summary of WWF’s three recent reports on valuing sustainable infrastructure and integrating ESG metrics into financial models

Speaker: Laura Canas da Costa, Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance, WWF Switzerland

11.45am – 12.00pm      Q&A on input sessions from WWF and EDHECinfra

12.00pm – 12.15pm      Coffee and networking  

12.15pm – 1.00pm       Panel discussion on applications of ESG integration by financial institution

An opportunity to learn from peers in the financial industry on their ESG integration in investment decision-making.

Co- Chairs:

Frederic Blanc-Brude, Director EDHEC Infrastructure Institute

Laura Canas da Costa, Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance, WWF Switzerland

Panellists (tbc):

Meridiam, Julien Touati

World Bank (tbc)

Natixis, Anne Christine Champion

AIIB (tbc)

1pm – 1.15pm              Wrap-up

 1.15pm – 2pm              Networking lunch



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